Notes from Das boot 195
(Late wrap up)
The tour ended in Hamburg at the Markthalle. Great show, sold out. In the afternoon I got a chance to sneak away and visit Crypt Records. For anybody who digs garage rock, rockabilly, and old greasy R&B (and variations on them) Crypt Records is Mecca. The owner moved from America a few years ago and this tiny store in Hamburg is the densest spot of amazing rock in the universe, no shit. I bought a few old R&B comps and wished I could have bought almost everything. It was also the last night of touring with Church of Misery. Ostensibly thought of as a heavy doom band, this Japanese four piece throws some weird noisy psych into the mix as well as nimble heavy blues. And for a band who has made a living singing about serial killers, they are some of the nicest people I’ve ever toured with. Well worth seeing.
After a long day of travel it was great to be home. Even our dog (Joe Puppitone) was happy to see me. She left me two tiny dog cigars on the floor outside our bedroom, they don’t smell great but I’m sure they’ll be good to smoke.